Low-speed "vehicular eluding"


The Durango Herald called it a “car chase,” but for it definitely wasn’t a high-speed one: For 25 minutes, Samuel Luna, 62, drove a less than speedy 3-to-5 miles per hour while trying to escape police. The pursuit in southern Colorado’s Montezuma County began when Luna refused to leave his car even though he was sitting in the middle of a road. “He said he was waiting for traffic to clear, but there was no traffic,” said Undersheriff Dave Hart. Police pulled out all the stops to get the car to halt, including laying spike strips, busting the car’s windows and stunning Luna with a Taser gun. The driver was not thought to be driving under the influence, but he was charged “on suspicion of vehicular eluding” and resisting arrest.

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